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Persuasion


Published June 16, 2008


LibriVox recording of Persuasion, by Jane Austen. Read by Moira Fogarty.

"All the privilege I claim for my own sex ... is that of loving longest, when existence or when hope is gone." In persuasion, her last novel, Austen explores the theme of postponed but enduring love, delayed by class boundaries and excessive pride. Anne Elliot, the story's aged (27 year old) heroine, suffers from a decision that was forced upon her several years ago—to break off a relationship with Capn. Frederick Wentworth, the man she deeply loved. As Austen examines the causes and consequences of this action, she sketches for us the social complexities of being part of the upper-middle-class in England at the beginning of the nineteenth century. (Summary by Moira Fogarty)

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Reviewer: theelaine - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 21, 2012
Subject: thank you, Ms. Fogarty
I do not see how any reader could have done this better.... an outstanding rendition.
Reviewer: jenmeng - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 11, 2011
Subject: thank you
thank you moria
i have heard your persuasion and emma
it was so nice and generouse you spent such much times to record those lovely talking book.
not so many people got such gentle and warmly voice like you,my friends he and me, we both love your voice so much!and that ' the most reason we want to thank you to you.we can find a lot of diffirent voice of emma,but only your voice gives us so many wonderful times in our darkness night.
please continue if you have time in this year.
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they are my favorite books,i am looking forword your new work,
thank you!oh, by the way,i can not find the page ot alice' adventures in your page
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Reviewer: Austen17 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 10, 2011
Subject: Great!
This was an enjoyable reading of Austen.
Reviewer: slyc - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 31, 2009
Subject: Beautiful indeed
I have not much to add to what has been said here already: Moira Fogarty reads the book so beautifully; subtle and distinct at the same time. I loved it. It is also my favourite of Austen's work.
Reviewer: Sonita - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 12, 2008
Subject: Mesmerizing
Moira Fogarty makes her characters come alive. At times I thought it was Miss Elliot herself reading her story to me!
Reviewer: Read Bird - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 3, 2008
Subject: Wonderful Reading
Ms. Fogarty's reading is a listening delight! Perfect, clear excellently enunciated and recorded! Really shines in narative text between dialog portions, which is difficult for many audio readers to accomplish. A great gift to her listeners!
Reviewer: pipesdreams - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 25, 2008
Subject: Beautiful reading
A soft but well-inflected voice, perfectly suited to read Austen aloud.
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